Showtime Presents: 'Stone Temple Pilots And Live, At Rolling Rock Town Fair 2.0 With Deftones, Tantric And Oleander'

By | June 12, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Showtime Event Television (SET) presents a concert extravaganza on pay per view when the nation’s hottest bands take the stage for ‘Stone Temple Pilots and Live at Rolling Rock Town Fair 2.0 with Deftones, Tantric and Oleander.’

The two-hour rock music pay-per-view event of the summer airs Saturday, August 11 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. The suggested retail price is $19.95.

The Rolling Rock Town Fair 2.0 concert festival in Latrobe, PA is sold out but music lovers will still have an opportunity to catch their favorite bands on pay per view when top headliner Stone Temple Pilots (STP) accompanied by co-feature Live take the main stage. Three of today’s most desired new bands, Deftones, Tantric and Oleander will open the pay-per-view special. In what has become one of the most eagerly anticipated one-day music festivals of the summer concert season, the second annual Rolling Rock Town Fair is expected to bring in over 40,000 fans to Rolling Rock’s hometown of Latrobe.

Grammy Award-winning STP have accumulated an impressive collection of awards since their first record release, Core (1992) sold over 4 million copies, including two American Music Awards, a MTV Video Music Award, a Billboard Music Award, and two Billboard Video Awards. Led by frontman and lyricist Scott Weiland, STP topped the charts with their second release, Purple (1994) featuring the popular hit songs, “Vasoline” and “Interstate Love Song.” STP’s latest records include Tiny Music… Songs From the Vatican Giftshop (1996) and the critically acclaimed No. 4 (1999). The band plans to release their fifth album, Shangra-La Dee Da, on June 19.

Co-headliner Live will be playing before a sold-out, home state crowd when the alternative rock band from York, PA takes the stage in Latrobe. Originally named First Aid and later Public Affection, Live released its first major album titled Mental Jewelry in 1991 under their current label, Radioactive Records. Their second release, Throwing Copper (1994) sold over 8 million copies on the strength of the singles “I Alone,” Lightning Crashes” and “All Over You.” The 1995 Artist of the Year, according to Rolling Stone magazine’s Reader’s Poll, took some time off before releasing their third album, Secret Samadhi which debuted at number one on the charts in 1997 and then went double platinum. Following the release of their fourth record, Distance to Here (1999), Live returned to the studio to complete the recording of their newest LP, which is due for release later this year.

Opening for STP and Live, three of today’s hottest young bands, Deftones, Tantric and Oleander will make their pay-per-view debuts. Godfathers of nu metal, Deftones took the honor for Metal Performance of the Year with “Elite” at the 2000 Grammy Awards. The band broke through commercially riding on the success of “Elite” which is featured on their most recent LP, White Pony (2000). Also appearing in the opening is Tantric, whose red-hot track, “Breakdown,” is burning up the charts. The band recently released their self-titled debut album under the Maverick label. Rounding out the medley of bands is Sacramento-based Oleander. Hard-working Oleander, named after the fatally poisonous flower and led by frontman Thomas Flowers, are fresh off the release of their album Unwind which hit the shelves in March of this year.

Rolling Rock Town Fair has been created by Rolling Rock, one of America’s most popular specialty beers, to give back to all those who identify with the vitality and spirit of Rolling Rock Beer. Rolling Rock has secured Lee Heiman of NewYork-based Track Entertainment as executive producer of Rolling Rock Town Fair 2.0 to ensure that the event is one of the most memorable concert festivals of the summer.

SET (Showtime Event Television) is the pay per view production and distribution arm of Viacom Inc. and is managed by Showtime Networks Inc. SET Pay Per View is the industry leader in sports and event distribution. The unit has produced and distributed seven of the top ten pay per view events of all time, including the top two: Tyson vs. Holyfield I and Holyfield vs. Tyson II. SET has also been instrumental in bringing milestone events to the viewing public such as numerous music concerts, including The Last KISS, Spice Girls in Concert – Wild!, The Backstreet Boys, Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones, Prince’s Trust Party in the Park, Pink Floyd, Phil Collins, Music forMontserrat: An All-Star Charity Concert featuring Paul McCartney, Elton John and Eric Clapton, and the Moscow Music Peace Festival.

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